Monday, November 10, 2008

Candied Orange Peels

To make candied orange peels, cut the ends off of each orange. You will need 1.5 cups of sugar and 1 cup of water for 2 oranges.

Make four slits in the orange peel, then peel the skin off into four pieces.

Slice each quarter peel into four strips.

Boil strips of orange peels in plain water for 2 minutes. Then drain. Rinse under cold water, then boil again for 1 minute. Drain, then rinse under cold water.

Add the sugar and the water to the orange peels and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for about 15 minutes. Using a pair of tongs, remove the orange peels to a piece of parchment paper. Allow them to dry for at least 1 hour.

Melt your favorite chocolate (approximately 1 cup of chocolate per 2 oranges), and dip the candied orange peels until they are covered 3/4's of the way in chocolate. Line a large plate or baking sheet with a fresh piece of parchment paper and place the dipped orange peels on it. Refrigerate for about 20 minutes. The chocolate should now be set and the candied orange peels are ready to be enjoyed!

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